What happens if someone tries to make a DVO against you? You can object to a DVO being made against you and have the matter adjourned for trial at a later date. Under these circumstances, a temporary DVO will usually be issued until the trial date.
A Domestic Violence Order is an order made by the court that prohibits the defendant from certain behaviour, such as harassment, stalking, intimidation, violence or the threat of violence. The purpose of a DVO is to provide protection from this behaviour in the future. It usually states that a person cannot behave as such or go within a certain distance of the home or workplace of the person lodging the complaint.
The Court can make a DVO if a respondent consents to a DVO being made, or if evidence is heard proving that a person in need of protection fears violence or harassment by the respondent. The magistrate also has to be satisfied that it is necessary and desirable to make an order.
If you need to make a Domestic Violence Order, or if somebody has applied for a Domestic Violence Order against you, it is recommended to seek legal advice from an experienced solicitor immediately. We can assist you in making or defending such an application.